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Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station, April 22, 2017. Using the station's robotic Canadarm2, Cygnus was successfully captured by Pesquet and Commander Peggy Whitson at 6:05 a.m. EDT. The spacecraft’s arrival brought more than 7,600 pounds of research and supplies to support Expedition 51 and 52.  NASA/ESA/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY - RC1C0F04C520
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Does the US need a Space Force?

Senior Fellow Frank Rose analyzes the potential benefits and detriments of President Trump’s proposal to create a “Space Force” division of the U.S. military.

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